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Sustainable Tech & Coding – School Holiday Program for Kids

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Mon 13 Jan 2020, 9:00am–4:00pm
Tue 14 Jan 2020, 9:00am–4:00pm

Where: Queensland Urban Utilities, Level 2, 15 Green Square Close, Fortitude Valley, Queensland

Restrictions: All Ages

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  • Student: $140.00
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Listed by: Coder Academy

Join us in Brisbane this Summer School Holidays to explore, tinker, and create technology to solve some of the world's most pressing issues around climate change, sustainability, and more.

Conservation is very much a hot topic right now and is engaging young minds like never before. The question becomes, how can we use technology to help solve the problems of the world today and tomorrow? Sustainable computing is a rapidly growing research area using computer science and data analysis to find solutions for some of the world’s most urgent environmental and social problems. This is the theme for the next holiday break.

Special Offer: Book both days, get 15% off!

Day 1 - Sustainable Web Design - Monday, 13th January
Focus: Coding Simple Web Pages
Ages: 10+
Description: There are a range of different things we can do to ensure web app design is as sustainable as possible. Learn how to design websites using HTML, CSS, and a bit of Javascript that minimise load times and reduce wasted energy. BYOD? Yes, please bring a laptop!

Day 2 - Create A Natural Disaster Detection System - Tuesday, 14th January
Focus: Programming Hardware
Ages: 10+
Description: Climate change is altering weather patterns and increasing the temperatures of our oceans. Create your own natural disaster detection system using hardware like Microbit and Adafruit Circuit Playground to build a system that detects detect earthquakes, storms, fires/extreme heat, and floods. BYOD? No! We have everything you need.

Our Instructors:
Our expert trainers balance impressive technical ability with excellent communication skills. They are computer scientists, engineers, and industrial designers with prior teaching experience. All of our trainers have Working With Children checks, and a passion for inspiring young people to embrace STEM skills.

Student to teacher ratio:
7:1

Our Philosophy:
We pride ourselves on our ability to cater to students who are racing ahead, while supporting those who need more time to practise their skills. We aim to help students better understand the technological tools they have at their disposal, and how they can create rather than simply consume. Students are encouraged to adopt an experimental mindset, and think ‘What if?’ without giving into a fear of breaking something. We believe that people with unique interests learn to code for different reasons, and there are many ways to engage kids with tech in a way they find exciting and encouraging.

Prerequisites:
Absolutely none!

Skill level:
Beginner or intermediate

What else should I bring?
Just bring a packed lunch and a water bottle. Morning & afternoon tea will be provided. Be ready to learn.